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2020 Sleepy Hollow Mtn Race Canceled

We have decided to officially cancel the Sleepy Hollow Mtn Race for 2020. It was a challenging decision, but we believe that it’s best based on the current and ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. We are sad not to be hosting our race and will miss seeing you all, but we know it’s the right decision.

We plan to be back as part of the 2021 USATF-NE Mountain Race Series and we look forward to seeing our mountain running friends soon.

Our tentative reschedule date is April 25, 2021. We will provide more details in early 2021.

As this is a race that regularly sells out we have decided that everyone registered for the 2020 race will receive priority for racing in 2021. This includes both currently registered racers and racers that had asked for a refund because they were not able to make our rescheduled date in November 2020.

We have several options for how you can proceed:

  1. Defer your entry to next year. If you are registered and still able to race on the tentative rescheduled 2021 date, good news! You don’t need to do anything.
  2. Withdraw from the race. If you aren’t able to join us in 2021, fill out this form to let us know how you would like to proceed. You may either request a refund or opt for your entry dollars to become a donation to Feeding Chittenden.
  3. If you are already withdrawn, but want to reenter for the 2021 race please email us sleepyhollowmtnrace@gmail.com.

Unsure if you’re currently registered or can’t remember if you withdrew or not? Check the “Who is registered” list here. We will update this weekly as changes come in.

Please take your time to consider whether you plan to race or not. We’ll send this info again over the fall and winter.

And as always please reach out to us by email if you have a question.

Take care,

Kasie and Liz

Sleepy Hollow Mtn Race Postponed until November 15, 2020

First of all, we hope that you are staying healthy and getting out for some fresh air in this uncertain time. If your internet feed is anything like ours right now, the last thing you need is another notice as you have far more important things to focus on, but we do want to communicate this update in our race status: In light of the current CDC recommendations, it is clear that we will not be able to hold our race as originally scheduled on April 26th. We have decided to postpone the Sleepy Hollow Mtn Race until November 15, 2020.

For planners who like to know that there is a system in place, read on. For those of you feeling overwhelmed or unsure, you can ignore the rest of this post for now. We will send out all important information multiple times over the summer and fall. We don’t need a decision from you now.

The plan going forward:

  • If you are registered and still able to race on the rescheduled date, Nov 15, 2020, good news! You don’t need to do anything.
  • If the new race date, Nov 15, 2020 conflicts with another event in your life or you are otherwise unable to race, we are sorry. You may withdraw.
    • Registered racers have until October 1st to withdraw. You may either request a refund or opt for your entry dollars to become a donation to Feeding Chittenden.
    • If or when you know that you need to withdraw, please use this Sleepy Hollow Mtn Race Withdrawal Form to communicate how you would like to proceed.
  • In case any of your mountain running friends weren’t on the original reg list and want in on the fun, you can let them know that we do plan to open up a limited amount of spots after the completion of the withdrawal period.
  • Unsure if you’re currently registered or can’t remember if you withdrew or not? Check the “Who is registered” list here. We will update this weekly as changes come in.

Please take your time to consider whether you plan to race or not. Again, we don’t need answers now. We’ll send this info again over the summer and fall. In the meantime, take care.

COVID-19 Notice

We know that many of you have concerns and questions surrounding COVID-19. Please know that we are monitoring the situation as it relates to the Sleepy Hollow Mtn Race on April 26. As this is a dynamic issue, restrictions and recommendations may change at any moment. The health and safety of our race participants, volunteers, and surrounding communities is our top priority. 
 
The following links provide helpful information and resources regarding COVID-19:

 
We will continue to communicate updates here and by email to pre registered participants. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
 
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns. You can reach us at sleepyhollowmtnrace@gmail.com.
Stay healthy!
Kasie and Liz

Registration is closed for 2020

Registration is closed. We reached our max capacity of 300 registrants today! While we wish we could have an unlimited amount of runners come run at Sleepy Hollow, we have a responsibility to stay within the capacity of the parking lot and respect the impact on the trails during Vermont’s mud season. Thank you for understanding. This is an amazing and privileged problem to have. We are humbled by all the devotion you show every year for our event with all its mud, hills, galactic characters, and burrito fixings!

There are no refunds, no waitlist.

There is no day of race registration.

Number pickup is on race day from 10:30am-11:45am in the pavilion at Sleepy Hollow.
Sleepy Hollow is located at 427 Ski Lodge Drive, Huntington, VT 05462

Please check the race website for updates on mud season road conditions and race updates.

We encourage everyone to carpool, whether it’s all the way from home or from the Richmond Park and Ride just of 89 in Richmond, VT.

We look forward to seeing you at the race.
Kasie and Liz

Registration Opens Saturday

It took some time, but the race course is now sufficiently buried in snow. . . I guess that means it must be time to open race registration.

Registration opens this Saturday, February 15th at 7:00am.

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This year all of our registration is through RunReg. We’ll post the registration link on Saturday or go directly to RunReg.com.

 

 

2020 Race Registration Opens February 15

Registration opens Saturday, February 15 at 7:00am.

Yes, we have changed things again! Change is good! Our goal is to maximize the number of happy Sleepy Hollow Mtn Racers while keeping our focus on the important things: spicing up the burrito bar, enhancing our Star Wars costumes, and making mud!

The first 300 to register get a spot on the start line, no refunds, no waitlist.

Thank you for bearing with us as we work to find a balance between race directing duties and our busy lives.

Head on over to our Registration page for more info.

2020 Race Date

Mark your calendars and start your training! The 2020 edition of the Sleepy Hollow Mtn Race will be on Sunday, April 26th with our traditional noon start time. We’ll be posting updates about what to expect for registration, the course, etc. in the coming weeks.

Results and Thank You

First off we want to say Thank you to all of our volunteers! You come an help at this race year after muddy rainy year. We could not do it without you.

Thank you racers! We hope you had fun. Good luck getting your shoes dried out. Maybe next year it will be dry.

One final thank you to Kyle (SkiRack) and Jen (Solomon) for bringing all the great Solomon demo shoes and the SkiRack tent to keep our finish line crew dry.

2019 Results OverallMenWomen | Age Category

2019 Special Award Winners
King & Queen of the Mountain – Eli Enman and Kassandra Marin
Muddiest & Bloodiest Finisher – Josh Hummel and Cari Causey

If you notice anything in the results that doesn’t look correct- please let us know and we’ll take a look.  We need your name and bib number. Please email sleepyhollowmtnrace@gmail.com.

Did you take any photos of the race today? Let us know we’d love to share them.

Did you write a race report from today? Share the link or email it to us and we’ll post it.

Driving and Weather Update

We are recommending that people access Sleepy Hollow from the Huntington end of Sherman Hollow Road. Swamp Road, coming from Hinesburg, is currently very… swampy.
Please also be aware that there is a flood watch in effect throughout the entire state of Vermont for Friday night through Sunday. While Sleepy Hollow is not expected to be directly affected, there is the potential for road closures on your drive here. Two good sources of information to keep an eye on:

Course Conditions – Updated

UPDATED Thursday 4/18: The ground is softening. The first climb up Butternut Cabin Trail is looking to rival the mud pit conditions of 2014. The frost has still not worked it’s way out of the ground entirely, so there is potential for creating sink holes with your feet on the ski trail sections of the course. This can largely be avoided by staying on the edges of the trail where there is more sure footing. There are currently three sections of course (Liberty Meadow Trail, lower Tina Turner, and bits of Molly’s Meadow) that are holding onto a crust of snow, but it is possible to run on and around. The single track and southern-facing exposed sections of trail are in the best shape, and provide some respite from the slop. With temps in the upper 60s and forecasted rain, expect foot sucking mud. Tie those shoe laces tight!

Photos from some morning course marking/fun running on Wednesday 4/17. Some green, some snow, some sink holes. The forecast calls for more mud. [Top left, Eli Enman struggling to make it through his 42nd birthday – Happy Birthday old man!]